a motion sensor
How to make
Hi! Iâ€™m Judoka, your sensor sidekick! Ready to sense motion, and code magic? Take out the pieces.
USB Cable 1
Suction Cup 2
Now prepare yourselfâ€Ś Your sensor only works with your computer and the Kano App. Download it here:
Sensors are in all types of things, like phones, drones, controllers and cars. They turn real-world actions into information your computer can understand.
This is your Motion Sensor. Its job is to detect distance and direction.
It can sense up, down, left, right, forward and back 6
Pick it upâ€Ś look closely. Inside is a tiny chip that talks to your computer.
The chip has two small lenses. The top sends out an infrared beam.
Infrared is a type of light invisible to humans 10
When your hand breaks the beam, it gets reflected back to the bottom lensâ€Ś
â€Śso the sensor can tell where your hand is, and where itâ€™s going.
The chip turns your motions into binary code, a simple language every computer understands.
In binary, you can only say 1 or 0, which mean “on” and “off.” 16
But first we need to give it power! Grab your sensor and cable, then connect them like this:
Great! Now letâ€™s add the suction cup. With this, you can stick your sensor to almost any surface.
It sticks by creating a vacuum in the area it covers 20
Awesome! Now try sticking it to something. If you want to move your sensor, just pull the tab!
Pulling the tab breaks the vacuum 24
Now plug in your sensor. Itâ€™s universal, which means it works with any computer or Kano Kit!
Your sensor takes power from your computer to work 26
Time to get the Kano App. Go to www.kano.me/app then follow the steps on screen.
Unlock the full power of your sensor by conquering challenges, playing with community creations, or byâ€Ś
Making your own games... 31
â€Śsounds, and more 33
Share a picture or video of your sensor creations with #madewithkano and weâ€™ll make you famous.
Hello@kano.me or @TeamKano 34
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